Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

High tide and rainstorm make their mark on Dec. 27

Unusually high tides and a rainy/windy night made for unusual sights in Ganges on Tuesday morning, as well as flooding in the lower level of Mouat’s Home Hardware.

The tide measured 3.7 metres or 12.1 feet at Fulford Harbour at 9:23 a.m.

The Isabella Point Road repair site was also impacted, as shown in the gallery photographs below. However, Emcon’s South Island Division operations manager Andrew Gaetz said the contrast — between the sliding area and the built-up portion — was actually a testament to how well the new road will endure water flow events, such as the recent storms.

“If anything, this is a really good demonstration of the sound construction in the work that has been completed so far,” said Gaetz, adding there would likely need to be further geotechnical reviews and design applied to the outside slope in the future. “Our crew remarked that the newly constructed portion of the road had little-to-no deformation or sliding, and held up really well.” 

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